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OCALI Partnering with Pickaway County
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Pickaway County schools are taking big steps toward better educating students with autism, and they are working with experts to find out how to improve. The Pickaway County Educational Services Center is partnering with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and Pickaway County Board of DD to bring Amy Bixler-Coffin to the area. Amy’s
Christine Rosenbaum mourned -- but her legacy is celebrated
Monday, February 26, 2018
When Christine Louise Rosenbaum died earlier this year, she left behind a legacy that bettered the lives of countless individuals and families in Lorain County and across the state. Her work on behalf of those with developmental disabilities was unprecedented at the time and paved the way for equality for those who oftentimes don’t have a voice. She
First spaghetti dinner tickets purchased
Monday, February 26, 2018
Fayette County Special Olympic athletes continued an annual tradition Monday of selling the first tickets for the annual Dwight Turner Memorial Spaghetti dinner to the Fayette County Commissioners. The Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities will host the dinner at the Commission on Aging on March 24. Each year, since the event’s
Fairfield DD's annual event set for March 15
Monday, February 26, 2018
A couple of big changes mark the 10th edition of Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities Celebration of Possibilities event next month at the Crossroads Event Center. The first change is that it comes at 6 p.m. March 15, which is two weeks earlier than normal. Marketing director Temple Custer Montanez said that is so it won't interfere with
Ashland artist helps healing with comics, art
Monday, February 26, 2018
Lou Anne Michel smiled as she picked up the brilliantly colored guitar, painted years before by one of her special-needs students. A mirror was glued to its front, and alphabet blocks to its base. "There's been a recurring theme of guitars through my life," she said. It was one of many guitars, violins and other items Michel has helped students embellish
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Sunday, February 25, 2018
The public is invited to celebrate March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with special activities on Thursday, March 1, at Riverside, the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities, located at 1625 Troy Sidney Road in Troy. An open house will be held from 1-3 p.m. in the gym, where guests will enjoy cake, cookies, coffee and punch while
Letter to the Editor: Sunday, Feb. 25
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Merriam-Webster defines “community” as “an interacting population of various kinds of individuals in a common location.” Communities thrive when they have a variety of people — people who look different, have different opinions, different cultures, different backgrounds, and have one thing in common. Here in Marion, that one
Board of DD approves transitioning SASS, SES programs
Saturday, February 24, 2018
The Henry County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently approved two agencies to operate the Senior and Adult Support Services (SASS) Program and Supported Employment Services (SES) Program. Superintendent Stephen E. Tucker reported the Program Committee presented its final report on the transition of direct services. After a series of public
MemberConnect How-To: Update Employees in the Member Directory
Friday, February 23, 2018
Before the end of the first quarter of every calendar year, OACB uses each county board's listing of employees in MemberConnect to update our publication distribution lists and listservs. For this reason, it is important to make sure your county board's employee listing in the Member Directory is up to date. This process consists of three steps: Adding
Responding to OACB inquiry, DODD clarifies 2018 board member training requirements
Friday, February 23, 2018
OACB staff received a number of questions from county boards after the circulation of a February 5 DODD memo addressing 2018 board member training requirements. After reaching out to the department, the association received the following clarification. For 2018, board members must receive at least four hours of annual in-service training and cover the
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